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Mark Andrew (#46818298)
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Bio Photo I am a retired Building and Environmental Consultant and live in Halifax, Yorkshire, England.
I was born in a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire and had 3 older brothers in WW2, one a Sgt Pilot of a Hurricane was killed in the Battle of Britain, another taken POW in Greece and spent the rest of the war in Germany.
So I am particularly interested in those who served in wars.

I am a member of The Crimean War Research Society and will add names to my Virtual section.

I worked in Ireland, Kenya, Uganda [ married there ] and Rhodesia [ now Zimbabwe ] and visited for work, Sudan and Baghdad [ New Airport ]

I have been involved in Scouting, Britain & Yorkshire/Cumbria in Bloom and Keep Britain Tidy.

Have travelled to Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, South Africa, Nambia and a good few times to the USA
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Thank You for # 13059465
Thank You so kindly for such a nice job on memorial# 13059465 (Sgt Thomas Brian Kirk). I am researching our family genealogy and as of this moment I am not even sure if this Sgt Kirk is a blood line relative to my father's sister-in-law, (Mary Kirk born in Basford, Nottinghamshire, England 1919-2013) but either way, I just had to stop in my tracks and take this moment to send you my note of appreciation for what you are doing to commemorate these souls that served for our freedom. I too have a grand amount of admiration for our service folks and needed to be sure you were told what a beautiful job you did. I am sure his family members were honored by your posting his bio, his photo and his interment site. If ever I can assist you from this side of the big pond (I reside in Rochester, Michigan, USA) please do not hesitate to email me. though I only review my emails about 1x/week now that I am retired, fyi. Blessings to you & yours! Darlene
My FindAGrave member name is: Madre (#47573663)
Added by Madre on Feb 07, 2015 12:39 PM
Chris Brook
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Hi Mark,

Do you have a valid email address?

Kind regards,
Mr Chris Brook
Added by Chris Brook on Jan 22, 2015 10:25 AM
Pvt Arthur Waller - Bayeux cemetery
Dear Mark
I believe you requested a photo of this headstone last year. I visited Bayeux last September and duly took the photo but unfortunately unforeseen circumstances on my return have prevented me from adding them to Find a Grave until now.
I see a photo has been taken for you but I hope you don't mind that I have added mine.
It seems a shame for you not to have a copy.
Kind regards
Carol (Woose)
Added by Woose on Jan 31, 2014 4:08 PM
Geoff Wootten
Hi Mark, thank you for commemorating this trooper, who I believe is a possible ancestor of mine.

My research so far shows the family at that time coming up to Worcestershire from Gloucestershire, then on to Liverpool. I believe that George was a baker by trade, and moved to London before joining the 11th Hussars.

However, the name here on memorial 58963303 is actually written as WOOTTON, not WOOTTEN the latter being the correct and quite distinctive spelling that has encouraged my research.

The "O" misspelling thing is something we "E"s have had to get used to, although my wife still finds it a challenge to spell our surname every time when booking hotels etc!

Please could you look into this for me.

thanks, and keep up the good work.

Kind regards

Geoffrey Wootten
Added by Geoff Wootten on Oct 08, 2013 10:39 AM
Philip Holliday
Algernon Holliday 13th Dragoons
Hi there Mark,

Thank you for maintaining memorial 58980068. I have made a few additions from my own research. Trust these are ok with you.

Best Regards
Philip Holliday
Added by Philip Holliday on Oct 05, 2013 2:49 PM
Matthew Hughes VC
Thought you might be interested in this memorial.
Added by EHL on Sep 29, 2013 8:41 PM
Hope you do not mind but I have posted a Pic of John Marmaduke Strother, onto his memorial.

Also I have noticed your interest in Crimean veterans. Please note 59713737.

I also have 5 Veterans from the Crimean War, died in Leeds.

Once I create the memorials I Will pass them over to you.

Added by EHL on Sep 29, 2013 8:18 PM
Sipling Brothers
Hello Mark,

I read with interest your comments on the two Sipling brothers sadly killed in WW1. Whilst my own research into the Neall family led me to the same conclusion I do hope that you will not mind me pointing out a minor error in your additional information published on Find A Grave.

The mother of the two soldiers was indeed Ellen Neall the daughter of George and Damaris Neall, however she was in born in Brigg, Lincolnshire in about 1862 and not Yorkshire.

She can be followed through the census returns up until her marriage to Francis Sipling on 2 March 1880 but with a little difficulty due to the variations in the spelling of the families surname.

Added by Mo on Nov 22, 2012 3:17 AM
Mary Ball Riverside Cemetery Fargo ND
I found the Ball family plot in Southpark Section A instead of Block 1 where the office had told me they were located - I've added photos
Added by sleuthesthedead on Jul 31, 2012 9:28 PM
Sgt Ronald David Baker Find A Grave Memorial# 91429531
Ive listed Sgt Baker who fought in BoB
Added by wertypop on Jun 06, 2012 1:18 AM
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